vJinston-jalcaTi, North Carolina
l/EEKLY TRAFFIC KJiMQRiiNiJJM jjYh October 2. 1948
lo AIR MAIL FARCailL POST F03TERS - A supply of these posters is being forvra.rd.ed each
station today. Let's all see that the very best possible use is made of this
advertising nis.terial. They should be used in small vdndov/ displays, one in each
of our offices and Post Office lobbies. Remember, it is to our advantage to build
up this type of traffic,
2„ FLO.'/ER CLAIMS - All station personnel please be careful when handling flowers.
Notice vrhich side of the package should remain upright, Himdle carefully, as
flov/ers braise easily and are expensive. Now that colder weather is coming on,
remember to store than properly so as to prevent freezing; but at the same time,
do not get them over-heated.
3» FAl!-IILY PLii^I - The G,A,B, denied our application to publish the Family Plan Rule on
short notice, therefore, vie are issuing on statutory notice which means that it
will not be in effect until approximately the fifth of November,
4o CQMMUTjIa iuiTjSS - Doubtless a number of you have heard about the commuter fares
which have been put in by several of the airlines, Mid-Continent being the first,
Mid-Continent requested a ruling from the Internal Revenue Department and a deci
sion was handed dovm by that department to the effect that a passenger making as
many as four trips over the same segnent during a 30-day period x-\rould be considered
a commuter, therefore, was not subject to the 15% Federal Tax, Hovxever, the Depart
ment revoked their decision several days ago, therefore, all commuter rates are out,
5, SEPTEMBER BUSINESS - Another thing of which I am sure you are all av/are is that we
started out the month of September with a big bang but wound up mth a very smallj
low fizzle. All the figures are not in yet; hov/ever, we are reasonably sure that,
even with the decline of business the latter part of the month, this was our tiiird
best, October vdll be better provided each and everyone of us does his part.
6, N.O.3. TICKET OFFICE - I am sure you will all be interested in knowing that we are
now set up with a part-time ticket and sales office at the Naval Operating Base,
(This is Headquarters Atlantic Fleet in Norfolk.) This should bring us many addi
tional passengers from this extremely large naval base.
BETTER USE OF THE TELETTFE HAS BEEN NOTED. TH/iNK YOU.
cc : i\ll Department Heads